How many times have you heard hunters say they shot a 200 lb buck and the pictures they post show what you know to be a live weight of 150 at best. Until we started using a scale in PA we had always assumed that we were hanging 130 lb field dressed bucks. Guess what? We've never hung a 130 lb buck! If we happen to shoot a 3.5 year old he might make 120 lb hanging weight. All we were doing was guesstimating and doing what a lot of hunters do over estimating. 200 lbs is a big deer. The only time I've come close was a N Ohio doe that field dressed 165, she would have been close but most likely below the magic 200.